Film review: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, from Built For Speed

Psychological thriller Before I Go to Sleep will inevitably draw comparisons with Chris Nolan’s Memento. Like Memento this film features a character with anterograde amnesia whose lost memories hides a disturbing past.  Unfortunately, this film is not the wonderfully clever and fascinating puzzle that Memento proved to be. Nicole Kidman plays Christine Lucas a woman who wakes each morning to

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Film review: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, from Built For Speed

Magic in the Moonlight, the latest film from Woody Allen, is an engaging light-weight rom-com that explores familiar Woody Allen themes of existential angst, the search for life’s meaning and the curative power of fantasy and romance. Set in 1928, the film stars Colin Firth as misanthropic stage magician, self-proclaimed intellectual and avowed sceptic, Stanley who has earned acclaim for

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What’s on BUILT FOR SPEED, Friday 29th August 2014

After our focus on Bob Dylan last week Built For Speed returns to more contemporary music with new tracks from Mia Dyson, Morrissey, Bob Mould  and many others.  We also take a look at the latest film for the amazingly prolific Woody Allen with Magic in the Moonlight.  For those who enjoy a brain-twisting time travel fantasy we tell you

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Film review: THE RAILWAY MAN, from Built For Speed

Set mostly in 1980 and based on a true story, British-Australian co-production The Railway Man begins as a typically quirky, charming romance set in a world of steam trains and verdant English countryside.  The film recalls Brief Encounter as the calm, sensible and sensitive Patti (Nicole Kidman) meets and eventually marries the awkward, dishevelled trainspotting nerd Eric Lomax (Colin Firth). 

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